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112 TALKS ON ct AT THE FEET OF THE MASTER "
4< This that wants is not I; it must wait awhile."
He is dealing with the thing as a separate entity, as
a thing that he can manage. He says :
Often when there is an opportunity to help some one,
the body feels : " How much trouble it will be for me ; let
some one else do it."
You remember how once our President made
% very apposite remark with regard to that. She
said that there are very many cases where there
is obviously a good piece of work to be done,
but that most people look at it and say, u Yes, that
is a thing that must be done ; well, some one will do
it some day; why should I bother about it ? " The
person who is really in earnest says, t£ There is a
piece of work which ought to be done," and will
plunge in and do it at once. That is just the
opposite attitude. The other person says, " There
•are plenty of people who can do that," not realising
that they are waiting for him. So the thing does not
get done. What does the Master say ? He says :
But the man replies to his body: " You shall not
hinder me in doing good work.''
tc You see I am separate from you, I am going
to do my work.'' This was a new idea at the
time, but it has been very widely taken up in
* , The ^y is Tour animal—the horse upon which you
ncie. l herefore you must treat it well, and take good care
01 it; you must not overwork it, you must feed it properly